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Toxic environment has made people physically ill

  • Comp & Benefits
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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great facilities in corporate campus with gym, daycare, pharmacy, and descent food in the cafeteria. Great outside speakers; if you have the time to attend these events.

Cons

Not sure if ALL departments at headquarters are the same, but hearing from others’ experiences, one can safely assert that such is the case in more rather than less groups within the company. If you are a masochist and enjoy being humiliated, disrespected, belittled, insulted, and by-passed in promotions, then this is the place to be. If you don’t mind spending endless hours in meaningless, no-value added tasks such as reformatting documents in 28 different ways to see which one is to the appeal of management, then you should be OK here. If you believe it is more important to be more concerned with formatting rather than with content, or with who-you-know rather than what-you-know, or if you don’t mind “conveniently” dismissing important information because it tells a different story than what management wants to hear, then you should be fine here. However, if you want to grow, learn, be respected, make real contributions, be encouraged to give your very best every day, and advance your career because of what you know and bring to the table, then stay away from this company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you are wondering why retention is so hard to attain, here are a few tips. Stop playing favorites and put in place people that really know what they are doing; the company needs true leaders rather than just a “top-management team.” If these “managers” don’t have the subject matter knowledge to lead their group, send them back to school or have them learn from their subordinates; better yet, don’t give them those roles. Stop looking outside your walls to find the lowest common denominator as to what other companies are doing or not doing; or you will soon go from being a leader to being a follower. Test managers’ people skills rather than just put them in place to manage people when they don’t have a penny’s worth of ability to lead people. Bad managers are a good reason why people leave. Set goals and strategies and communicate them to your people so that everybody is aligned, and once you do that, don’t change your mind every other day. Too many political power wars put the focus on the wrong things and discourage subordinates from working on things that are indeed important for the business.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

The Home Depot Response

Jul 19, 2013Client Partner

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management and would like to help. Please reach out to 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the ... More

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    none from my experiences they just use you and you are nothing

    Cons

    bad management in everything this store is really bad i do not wish anybody to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bad management they dont care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 26, 2013Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your management. We do have an Associate Advice Council Group AACG available for employees to express their ... More

  2.  

    Stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Grafton, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grafton, WI

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, and if you work full time the benefits are pretty decent for working in retail.

    Cons

    No flexibility in scheduling, if you are full time, and no in house HR makes getting time off a chore. Management can be downright abrasive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your management to treat the employees better. There is no reason someone has to leave work in tears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 26, 2013Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Creating an environment where all associates feel they are respected, their contributions are valued and they have equal access to growth and ... More

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